Rogue Traders - be wary of traders cold calling to repair fencing, missing roof tiles, selling products or being a befriending service during Corvid 19 outbreak

Rogue Traders 

With the current weather, with high winds and heavy rain, be wary of rogue traders cold calling and offering to replace fencing, missing roof tiles etc. Never accept a doorstep offer to complete work.

Please be aware that rogue traders can and do still appear on sites like ‘Trust a Trader’ or ‘Checkatrade’.

Use traders who you trust or have used before, alternatively Trading Standards have a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme – please use this website in order to find traders that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

 Watch this video from Trading Standards: Cold Callers Video

During the Coronavirus outbreak there have been cases reported of people selling products or being a befriending service in order to gain access to someone’s home or financial details.  Please be cautious and if you feel suspicious please ring the Police.


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Posted on 22/01/2020